Union Pacific's Evanston Subdivision
Green River, WY to Ogden, UT Updated:
With all of the
grandeur of UPís Overland route, the highlight of it all might very well be the
segment of track known as the Evanston Sub. Many a UP publicity photo has been
taken along this sub, especially around the eastern Utah areas of Echo Canyon
and the Wahsatch area. Double track lines and plenty of trains will greet your
camera and you havenít seen the west unless youíve explored the vast plains of
southern Wyoming. This sub has a lot to offer. Trains, scenery, mountains and
plains, its all here on the Evanston Subdivision.
are in the midst of their grueling climb across the Rockies, and it is this portion
of track that gave rise to the biggest steam and diesel locomotives that
the Union Pacific is so famous for. The Big Boys and Challengers,
Gas turbines and Centennials, all were created with one main focus, getting
the freight across the Overland Route and fast!
Access along the line
is sporadic at best. While many locations are easily explored, others will
challenge even the best railfan's skill requiring a bit of ingenuity to
successfully survey and cover.
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